Pride and Concrete: Romania's Migrant Workers

Posted on March 08, 2013
Working in Paris, Building at Home Photograph by Petrut Calinescu/PANOS

Officially, some 2.5 million Romanians leave home to work abroad. Migrants from rural villages live frugally in European countries and send their money back to build modern mansions. Castles of glass, steel, and concrete have started to engulf the rural landscape. In his long-term project "Pride and Concrete," Romanian photographer Petrut Calinescu documents transformations in Romania's rural communities.

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